The Lib Dems have instantly attacked the appointment of Ed Balls as Labour’s new Shadow Chancellor (LINK). Come on guys… show a bit of courtesy and at least congratulate or welcome the appointment. The Lib Dems know no meaning of the word respect. They are quaking in their boots at the prospect of Ed Balls having such a high profile role.
After all, these links show how effective Ed Balls is at providing scrutiny to the Coalition Government.
I’ve met Ed quite a few times and voted for him as my first preference for the Labour Leadership elections in 2010. I think he will do a splendid job at holding the economic measures from this Coalition Government to account.
I’d like to wish Alan Johnson all the best in dealing with the personal problems that led to his resignation.